Robert Ivermee is a global and imperial historian focused on colonialism in South Asia. He works in higher education management at SOAS University of London and teaches at the Catholic University of Paris.
'Brisk and judicious, Hooghly sets out to make the case for regarding a short river in Bengal as a crucible of global exchange. Based on original sources throughout, it succeeds quite brilliantly.' -- John Keay, author of 'India: A History' 'Not a history of the river but how the Hooghly made history, attracting Portuguese, Muslim, English, French, and Danish settlements, all drawing in global networks of trade, radical ideas, literature, and technology. An unusual and fascinating approach.' -- Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, author of 'The Great Uprising in India 1857-58: Untold Stories, Indian and British' and 'Portraits in Princely India, 1700-1947'